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Report: Mike McDaniel to be promoted to offensive coordinator

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NBC Sports Matt Maiocco reported that the San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker coach DeMeco Ryans isn’t the only coach on the staff who is in line for a promotion. Ryans is expected to be promoted to defensive coordinator, which Maiocco confirmed.

With Saleh set to take Mike LaFleur with him to run the Jets’ offense, that leaves a vacancy on the Niners staff. Maiocco said that McDaniel is expected to be elevated to offensive...

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Four players Saleh could take with him to the Jets

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Don’t rule out Saleh taking any players on offense

The New York Jets hired 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Thursday evening, and it was well deserved. Saleh is taking the Niners passing game Mike LaFleur to be his offensive coordinator, but that’s not going to be all Saleh takes with him. We’re going to go over four players who could follow in Saleh’s footsteps to New York.

The 49ers will receive a third-round compensatory pick in...

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Stats & Eggs Podcast: Saleh’s departure tests the 49ers’ organizational depth

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Catch up on everything you need to know in less than five minutes

The 2020 season was a test of the depth of the 49ers’ roster. The 2021 season may well be a test of the depth of the 49ers’ organization. Just as we saw players fall due to injury this year, we’ve already seen two coaches leave due to opportunity this off-season. Will the coaching staff prove as resilient as the players did this year?

The most annoying phrase we...

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Kyle Posey

Golden Nuggets: Saleh wanted Ryans to be his DC in New York

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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Friday, January 15, 2021

Earlier in the week, it felt like the 49ers would be gutted and lose multiple members on their coaching staff and in their front office. Adam Peters isn’t going anywhere now that Carolina and Denver both have general managers.

Things changed rather quickly on Thursday night when the Jets announced that they hired 49ers DC Robert Saleh, who is bringing Mike LaFleur to...

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49ers to name former Pro Bowl LB DeMeco Ryans defensive coordinator

Former two-time Pro Bowler and current 49ers inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans has been promoted to replace Saleh as defensive coordinator.

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Kyle Posey

Report: The 49ers are expected to promote LB Coach DeMeco Ryans to DC

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It’s an easy transition to keep the coordinator in-house

The New York Jets announced that they hired 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Thursday night. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and multiple reports say that San Francisco is expected to promote linebacker coach DeMeco Ryans to Saleh’s former position. That would be a seamless transition for all parties to keep their defensive coordinator position in-house.

Ryans joined the...

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Report: Saleh expected to hire 49ers’ passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur as Jets’ offensive coordinator

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The musical chairs with San Francisco’s coaching staff continues.

The New York Jets’ new head coach is reportedly taking a member of the San Francisco 49ers’ staff with him to the Big Apple.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Robert Saleh will hire Niners’ passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur as the Jets’ new offensive coordinator.

New Jets’ HC Robert Saleh is expected to take 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur as his...

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DeMeco Ryans expected to be promoted to 49ers DC

The San Francisco 49ers are losing defensive coordinator Robert Saleh to the New York Jets, but they have a replacement in mind. 

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Report: Jets hire 49ers’ defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as new head coach

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San Francisco will receive third-round picks in the next two drafts as part of the NFL’s initiative to have more teams hire minority coaches.

After months of speculation, we now know where Robert Saleh will be for the 2021 NFL season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that The New York Jets have agreed to hire the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator as their new head coach, marking the end of Saleh’s four-year tenure in the Bay Area.

Jets are...

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Kyle Posey

Niners Nation prediction contest: Divisional round edition

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Divisional Playoff games are up next, billed as the best weekend in football.

If you are new here or want to refresh your memory, here are all the rules and regulations for the contest. Even if you’re returning, give the rules a double-check. Please read over that (it’s reasonably short) to have consistency in the posting. You predict the winners and final scores of the games, and those closest to the actual final scores accrue points for the week and...

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Gold Standard Podcast: Could Robert Saleh take Mike LaFleur and Jimmy G. with him?

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That and more in today’s Niners Nation Gold Standard Podcast

Despite the calm and measured statements that Kyle Shanahan has used at the podium to describe Jimmy Garoppolo, his sideline reactions during the games have betrayed his otherwise peaceful demeanor. Many believe his frustrations with the oft-injured QB have finally boiled over and that the team will upgrade at quarterback this offseason. But are we sure everyone in the organization agrees with...

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PFF predicts Trent Williams’ next contract with 49ers

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The proposed deal would make Williams the third-highest paid left tackle in the NFL.

It’s going to be a busy offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. The team could see multiple coaches and executives leave for other jobs, plus the Niners have 27 players who come become unrestricted free agents.

The biggest priority for general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan is to re-sign left tackle Trent Williams. The 32-year-old...

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Kyle Posey

Report: Peters not among the top-3 finalists for the Panthers GM job

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Saleh to interview with the Chargers; McDaniels is a candidate for the Dolphins OC position

Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports—he’s been covering the Carolina Panthers for years— reported that the Panthers are down to three candidates, and 49ers VP of player personnel Adam Peters is not among them.

For San Francisco, that’s great news. Peters is a lifetime west-coaster, and rumors were floating around that he and his family were...

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Rookie review: It’s all about the first-rounders, and Aiyuk made a name for himself

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Kinlaw has work to do, while McKivitz and Woerner look like strong backups

The 49ers had six rookies play on offense or defense during the 2020 season for a total of 1,858 snaps—and that’s not counting two games where UDFA Jared Mayden played on special teams. I didn’t go through each team, but I imagine that’s closer to the top than the middle regarding the number of snaps played this past season.

Brandon Aiyuk did not disappoint from a statistical...

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Deebo Samuel chimes in on former NFL player saying he would part with Nick Bosa in trade for Deshaun Watson

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The second-year receiver responded to Ross Tucker’s comments during an interview with 95.7 The Game.

The rumors and hot takes about disgruntled Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson aren’t going to stop until there is a resolution.

Watson isn’t happy with the Texans after the organization didn’t consult him prior to hiring Nick Caserio as the new general manager. Watson — who signed a four-year extension with Houston...

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Kyle Posey

Golden Nuggets: The 49ers have the seventh-best odds in the NFL to land Deshaun Watson

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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Thursday, January 14, 2021

It feels like the NFL is waiting for one domino to drop, and then all of the coaching moves will fall into place. By the sounds of it, that domino could be Urban Meyer. If Meyer selects the Chargers, then Robert Saleh could select the Jaguars. If Meyer picks the Jags, Saleh would likely land with the Jets.

This is all me guessing and reading the tea leaves known as Twitter.

Against all odds,...

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Kyle Posey

Saleh’s second interview with the Jets is complete; he’s headed to Philly to interview

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Saleh left New York’s facility without an agreement.

The New York Jets announced that they’d completed their second interview with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Saleh arrived in New Jersey Tuesday evening.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said there’s a “very good chance” that the two sides come to an agreement. Rap Sheet added that the Jets don’t have any current plans of...

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Report: 49ers DC Robert Saleh to interview for Eagles' head-coaching position

The 41-year-old has been one of the NFL's hottest head-coaching candidates, interviewing with the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers.

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The 49ers finished with one of the worst special teams units in the NFL

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Finding a returner should be a priority for the Niners this season

For years, Rick Gosselin has broken down and ranked each special teams unit in the NFL. Gosselin separates the kicking game into 22 separate categories and assigns points according to their standing. You get one point for being the best and 32 for being the worst.

The 49ers finished 27th in the NFL with 451.5 points. The Seahawks finished second, while the Cardinals...

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Rob Guerrera

Shanaplan: How much do you trust John Lynch if Adam Peters and Martin Mayhew leave?

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Is he ready to ride without his right hand men?

When John Lynch was hired as the general manager of the 49ers four seasons ago, many people were skeptical. I was among them. Lynch had never been a general manager before and was serving as a television analyst for Fox at the time. No one else was even considering Lynch as a GM - in fact he flat out called Kyle Shanahan and asked him for the job. Optimists pointed out that Lynch would be okay because the...

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